CFC Reminder

Dear SOW Association members,

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) open season is ending. The final day to pledge using the CFC’s Online Giving System is Jan. 15, 2024. If you have already pledged, thank you! If you haven’t, please consider joining us.

Here are some examples of how CFC donations help the SOW Association assist the Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing:

  • Fund the association scholarships to help deserving students complete their education.
  • Ensure a family has some help surviving a devastating house fire.
  • Help a young Airman who lost their health insurance to cover bills for an illness.
  • Help a family with repairs to a leaking roof.

Give today through the CFC’s Online Giving System or mail a paper pledge form to CFC Processing Center, P.O. Box 7820, Madison, WI 53707-7820.

On behalf of all of those you will never meet, but who will be helped by your generosity, thank you for your willingness to change the world through the Combined Federal Campaign and the SOW Association Assistance Fund.

Giving Tuesday!

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 is “Giving Tuesday” designated as such for you to show your support to non-profit organizations during the holiday season. We encourage you to give as you can tomorrow and please consider a donation to the 193rd SOW Association. We are here to help the Airmen and their families of the 193rd Special Operations Wing. Since the inception of our Assistance Fund and our association with the United Way in 2008 we have raised and provided needed funds in excess of $75,000 to the Airmen and their families of the 193rd SOW. We established an annual scholarship program, provided funds to help the units with their MWR programs, honored the Outstanding Airmen and Officer program. 100% of your donations to our Assistance Fund directly help the Airmen, Officers and their families at the 193rd SOW. Please consider helping us as we continue helping our brothers and sisters in arms.

Gray Area Retiree Information

CLEVELAND – Starting later this year, automated Age 59
SmartDocs email messages will be sent out to Gray Area
Retirees. Gray Area Retirees are members who served in the
Guard or Reserve, are qualified for retired pay, and have retired
from their service (stopped drilling) but are not yet at the age
where they can start receiving retired pay. These SmartDocs will
include important resources for Gray Area Retirees about their
upcoming retirement and how to get in contact with their branch
of service to apply for retirement.
Defense Finance and Accounting Services and the branches
of service worked together on a special webpage with important
information for Gray Area Retirees; Gray Area Retirees (
Located on the right side of the Gray Area Retirees page are
individual web page links to each of the Service branch contact
information and updates. Make sure to check out these
webpages for the most updated information.